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Frequently Asked Questions Investigations

I sent a letter to OPM requesting a copy of my investigative report for my background investigation (per the Freedom of Information Act). I sent the letter two months ago. I have not received my report or any notification. How long does this process take?

Our office has a voluminous workload and requests are completed on a first in/first out basis; therefore, we are unable to provide a specific timeframe for processing requests. An individual who has submitted a request to the OPM FIS Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOI/PA) office may inquire about the status of a specific request by contacting the FOI/PA office at 724-794-5612 extension 7000 during the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM EST, Monday – Friday (excluding Federal holidays).  You should be prepared to provide your identifying information to assist FOI/PA personnel in locating specific data about your request.

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